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Full Path:%LOCAL APPDATA%\PPTASSIST\PPTASSIST.DLL
What is PPTASSIST.DLL?
PPTASSIST.DLL actively resists detection and employs a number of techniques to ensure that you cannot remove PPTASSIST.DLL from infected computers.
How PPTASSIST.DLL got on your computer?
Phishing is the most common way for malware to infect computers.
It could be a fake email message that appears to be originated from Microsoft Customer Service, eBay, PayPal, Amazon, or even your bank or insurance company.
Fake emails that appear to come from the police, the FBI and other government entities were also reported.
PPTASSIST.DLL could also infect your computer by exploiting a security vulnerability of your Web browser or one of its plugins.
If this is the case, PPTASSIST.DLL would be injected into a Web page, and could get to your PC when you visited a malicious or hacked Web site.
PPTASSIST.DLL can be distributed with legitimate software that is repackaged by the scammers.
It could be downloaded from warez Web sites or download archives.
How do you know you have PPTASSIST.DLL on my computer?
PPTASSIST.DLL works in background. It does not appear as a window, does not have a shortcut.
PPTASSIST.DLL hides its existence from your eyes.
You have 2 ways to remove PPTASSIST.DLL:
Why I recommend you to use an automatic way?
- You know only one virus name: "PPTASSIST.DLL", but usually you have infected by a bunch of viruses.
The UnHackMe program detects this threat and all others.
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Here’s how to remove PPTASSIST.DLL virus automatically:
So it was much easier to fix such problem automatically, wasn't it?
That is why I strongly advise you to use UnHackMe for remove PPTASSIST.DLL redirect or other unwanted software.
How to remove PPTASSIST.DLL manually:
STEP 1: Check all shortcuts of your browsers on your desktop, taskbar and in the Start menu. Right click on your shortcut and change it's properties.
You can see PPTASSIST.DLL at the end of shortcut target (command line). Remove it and save changes.
In addition, check this command line for fake browser's trick.
For example, if a shortcut points to Google Chrome, it must have the path:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.
Fake browser may be: …\Appdata\Roaming\HPReyos\ReyosStarter3.exe.
Also the file name may be: “chromium.exe” instead of chrome.exe.
STEP 2: Investigate the list of installed programs and uninstall all unknown recently installed programs.
STEP 3: Open Task Manager and close all processes, related to PPTASSIST.DLL in their description. Discover the directories where such processes start. Search for random or strange file names.
STEP 4: Inspect the Windows services. Press Win+R, type in: services.msc and press OK.
Disable the services with random names or contains PPTASSIST.DLL in it's name or description.
STEP 5: After that press Win+R, type in: taskschd.msc and press OK to open Windows Task Scheduler.
Delete any task related to PPTASSIST.DLL. Disable unknown tasks with random names.
STEP 6: Clear the Windows registry from PPTASSIST.DLL virus.
Press Win+R, type in: regedit.exe and press OK.
Find and delete all keys/values contains PPTASSIST.DLL.
STEP 10: And at the end, clear your basket, temporal files, browser's cache.
But if you miss any of these steps and only one part of virus remains – it will come back again immediately or after reboot.
File Information PPTASSIST.DLL:
Virustotal = 1/65
MD5 = 9E9DD77E26E7999CC51E8907263C5B0A
File Size: 1189224
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